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2022 World Cup

Post by MSU01 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:50 pm

Not sure how many soccer fans we have here on BN, but the weirdest World Cup of all time is underway in Qatar. The US team has underperformed lately but at least they made it this time! Leading 1-0 over Wales at halftime.


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Re: 2022 World Cup

Post by RickRund » Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:15 pm

MSU01 wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:50 pm
Not sure how many soccer fans we have here on BN, but the weirdest World Cup of all time is underway in Qatar. The US team has underperformed lately but at least they made it this time! Leading 1-0 over Wales at halftime.
Definitely not a soccer fan. US played to a tie with Wales, 1-1.


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Re: 2022 World Cup

Post by BelgradeBobcat » Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:49 pm

Frustrating getting a tie against Wales. England is next and they are loaded. Goal difference may be the tie breaker between us and Wales assuming we both lose the England and beat Iran. We never make it easy.



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Post by BelgradeBobcat » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:37 am

USA vs England today. Probably going to be a tough one.
Iran beat Wales which was a surprise in our group. USA likely in a must win against Iran.
Asian teams are doing very well in this tournament. Saudi Arabia beat Argentina, Japan beat Germany.
Iran will probably have a big home crowd advantage and they only need a draw to advance so not great for us assuming we lose to England today.



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Post by BelgradeBobcat » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:59 pm

Against one of the last teams in the tournament, Wales, the US gets a draw.
Against one of the favorites to win the whole thing, England, the US gets a draw.
That's World Cup soccer for you.
The England result is nice for credibility on the international stage for our very young team, but it doesn't do us too much good as we now are in a must win against Iran. Iran only needs a draw so I expect them to park the bus in front of goal against us. It's going to be tough but if you can't beat Iran do you really deserve to advance?
The USA longs for that world class goal scorer-we've just never had that element. Most of the other pieces are there.



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Post by MSU01 » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:15 pm

It really isn't a bad spot for the US to be in because there's no need to scoreboard watch the other game on Tuesday for a favorable result. Win and advance, or go home. England was clearly entirely happy to take the draw today and essentially guarantee their own qualification.


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Re: 2022 World Cup

Post by BelgradeBobcat » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:37 pm

MSU01 wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:15 pm
It really isn't a bad spot for the US to be in because there's no need to scoreboard watch the other game on Tuesday for a favorable result. Win and advance, or go home. England was clearly entirely happy to take the draw today and essentially guarantee their own qualification.
Yeah England was very professional about this one. They gave up some chances, but they didn't risk too much, avoided yellow cards, and will cruise to a group win. A draw is all they needed. If we had scored they would have turned it up a notch. They'll have a lot in the tank for the knockout rounds.



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